The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic: July 31, 1924
CHAUTAUQUA COMING TO TOWN: August 19th will be the opening for Stronghurst's Chautauqua for 1924. A well balanced program for the five days during which the assembly will be held has been arranged by the Cadmean Bureau of Topeka, Kans., the same bureau which furnished the talent last year and gave excellent satisfaction. The attractions will be as follows: (1)Hussar Girls Singing Band, an organization of six young ladies full of American pep who render a rollicking, romping program of marches, overtures, classics and popular hits; (2) Kingsberg, the Mystic, who gives an unusual program in which all the feats of modern mind readers are reproduced and some new and starling exhibitions of the magician's art given; (3) Mr. and Mrs. C. Rucher Adams "Health Folks," who give their audiences definite programs to follow every day in the year in order to obtain and enjoy perfect health; (4) "Her Temporary Husband" Company, presenting the greatest comedy hit of recent years-a clean, clever, sparkling comedy full of laugher and thrills; (5) the Esther Schenkel Co., featuring Esther L. Schenkel, the diminutive little Miss from Niagara Falls, N.Y., a delineator of almost every possible kind of characters who never fails to charm her audience.
(6) Col. Chas. E.Smith, secret service agent of Great Britain, who spent four years in Russia where he joined the Bolshevik Army and rose to the rank of Colonel-his lecture "Red Russia of today" gives the real inside facts concerning the Bolshevik program;
(6) L'Italian Mountaineers, a company of four musicians from the Alps who give a novelty program of instrumental and vocal music and constitute a real joy; and (7)Warden Woodward, former warden of the Wisconsin Penitentiary and one of the most successful prison executives in the U.S. who speaks with authority on one of the great problems before the American people.
All of the above talent with the exception of the two lecturers will appear in double programs, afternoon and evening during the Chautaqua. To hear each number of the five day's course, single admission will cost $5.50; season tickets to $800 have already been subscribed for only $2.00. If you believe in high class entertainment in which the instructive and educational is mingled with the merely diverting, as a factor in making a better community, get behind the movement and make Stronghurst's Chautaqua a big success. (Here was a chance for locals to be entertained as well as educated-no TV or internet back then.)
OFF TO CAMP: Several of the Boy Scouts of Stronghurst will camp for seven days with the Burlington Council at Camp Nawkwa, nine miles west of Burlington. They will be in the first period of camping and therefore, be able to attend the Tri-County Fair. The boys will be under close supervision from rising until taps; everything will be done on a schedule. Cost is $6.00 but the troop will pay a dollar reducing the price.
BEING SAVED IN THE PARK: Five weeks of strenuous and forceful evangelistic effort in this community on the part of the Cantrell-Pecaut party will be brought to a close next Sunday evening with a farewell sermon in the big tent by the evangelist. The meeting, thus far, have resulted in a pronounced quickening of the spiritual life of many professing Christians and the acceptance of Christ by many others. Evangelist Grady Cantrell preached to a great crowd Sunday night that packed the tent to capacity and who watched intently with breathless interest as he preached, pleaded and exhorted. (The entire sermon can be found in this article.)
WHAT A DEAL! "We feel that from three to six good dairy cows can be profitably be kept on every farm and after studying the question from every angle have decided that the most economical way to supply Henderson County is for each boy and girl on the farm to buy a Holstein, Guernsey or Jersey heifer calf from six to eight weeks old. Such calves can be bought around $20.00 per head and in a short time you have a cow worth from $75.00 to $100.00. Any boy or girl interested should address the E. G. Lewis Seed Co., Media, Ill. before Aug. 15th. (In today's values: investment=$287.20; return=$1,077.00 to $1,436.00. Money was scarce so maybe Lewis was going to supplement the purchase.)
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Misses Elizabeth and Alice Findley of Peoria, Ill. visited for a week or more at the R. I. Findley home. Agnes and Florence May Findley returned to Peoria with them and plan to spend several days there. W. C. Ivins and George Chant have been missing from the accustomed haunts of town for the past ten days or more, and we suspect that they are down in Hancock County wielding pitch forks and trying to convince the natives that they are real honest-to-goodness dirt farmers whose pastime is practicing law and selling real estate. Clem Jarvis and family have returned from a visit of several weeks with relatives in Canada. J. H. Truman, former resident of Bushnell, Ill., and president of the Truman Pioneer Stud Farm of Bushnell died last week at his home in Springfield, Whittlesen, England, a the age of 82 years. Lyman Huggins of Smithshire was married last Wednesday at Burlington to Miss Hester Abby of Kirkwood. The King's Daughters of Maple Grove will be entertained at the home of Mrs. C. E. Peasley on Thursday. Fred Wilson was notified that for present he will work for the signal service department of the Santa Fe R.R. at Stronghurst. The Landis Feed Mill at LaHarpe, Ill., was destroyed by fire last Friday evening, July 25th, causing a loss of around $2,500. The building was an old landmark of the city having been built some 60 years ago. There was some damage to the big sub-station of the Illinois Power and Light Co. located near the mill and service in this section was interrupted for several hours following the fire.
"The Popel & Gilier brewery at Warsaw, operated by the Burgmeister Products Co., was closed Saturday by orders of federal prohibition agents and 900 barrels of beer in vats seized. Four men, Frank Johnson, Anthony Verbeckis, Adolph Stoll and J. P. Pauls in charge of the works, were taken to Quincy and lodged in jail to await a hearing on the charge of violating the Volstead Act in the manufacture of beer. According to stories told by federal agents, the Burgmeister Products Co. shipped 14 carloads of beer out of Warsaw during the past month. One of those was sent to Peoria and seized in transit."-LaHarpe Quill
E. R. Grandey left for Chicago on a merchandise buying trip expecting to visit his father in Michigan before returning. He was accompanied by his daughter Mildred and Miss Louise Rankin who will take in sights of the big city by the Lake. (Long list of person shipping hogs to Chicago with this note: The present high price of hogs is quite a boon to the farmers and all the hogs that are fat enough for market are being rushed to Chicago) K. E. Yoakam and Prof. Nicholas returned from their auto tour of the Rocky Mountain States. They enjoyed Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. They picked up a young coyote during their trip and brought it home. As cunning and fleetness are distinctive characteristics of this species of Caindae family, Coach Nicholas is contemplating training the animal for a mascot to be used by the local high school football team in their contest next fall. Frank Beall and wife, former residents of Terre Haute where he conducted a general store many years ago and who now reside at Long Beach, Calif., stopped in town to visit friends.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Rev. Wm. Lorimer and family left for Pennsylvania where they will spend several weeks with relatives. Mrs. Ed Wiegand left for a point near Chicago where she will commence a five weeks advance work for a Chautauqua company. Part of her work will be among some the Southern states. The Orchard City Band of Burlington has been engaged to play at the Biggsville Harvest Home Picnic on Aug. 28th and 29th. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thompson and daughter Alice left for Albert Lea, Minn. to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Ervin received a telegram from their son Joe at Eldon, Ia., stating that he had been transferred to Nebraska; he is employed at bridge construction under his brother-in-law, Edgar Tapper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. N.W.Gee of Davenport, Ia, visited at the home of his uncle, Chas. Burrus. In company with Mr. and Mrs. Burrus and daughter Miss Anna, they spent a day with Clarence Johnson, grandson of the Burrus' who holds a position for Swift Packing Co. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Parrish left for an overland trip to visit his sister at Bozeman, Mont. Before returning, they expect to camp at Yellowstone Park. E. M. Wesner, insurance adjuster, paid $2,400 in full for the grade school burned to the ground.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Everybody in the community is invited and urged to come to Sunday School and preaching services at the U. P. Church Sunday morning and unite with the Men's Community Bible class in their services (Details in this article). Waldo Erickson departed for a business tour through Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas in the interests of the E. G. Lewis Seed Co.; he expects to be gone several weeks. Mack Porter of Lomax was in town with a load of brooms from the Economy Broom Factory. Bennie Heap has been employed to teach in the Lomax schools this coming year. Mrs. Detwater is again at her rooms in the Campbell Hotel after an extended visit with her sister of Ashland, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. George Hickman have treated themselves to a new Chevrolet touring car. Master Cameron Cavins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cavins was quite ill from an attack of appendicitis. M. D. Allton and son, Prof. H. E. and Glenn Bouseman of Fountain Green and Mrs. Jennie D'Autremont of Hume, New York were guests of Mr. Allton's daughter, Mrs. W. W. Murtland. Mrs. D'Autremont is a sister of Mr. Allton and this is her first visit to Fountain Green in years. Joe Campbell returned to Steubenville, Ohio after visiting relatives. Threshing has begun; Raymond Mathers started Monday for Harry Norville. Reports are that the grain is turning out better than expected.
CARMAN CONCERNS: Farmers are very busy threshing and hauling grain in from all direction making the grain merchant very busy. Five threshing machines are working close to each other so there are not many idle men in the neighborhood. George Babcook still remains in very poor health. Several of our citizens were Burlington goers on "Dollar Day" and all report having received some fine bargains. Mrs. Margaret Mooney is still on the sick list and Mr. V. I Jones has been a sufferer from rheumatism for the past two weeks. A J. I. Case salesman from Peoria was calling at the Dannenberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hazen and son Clair and wife drove in their car from Nebraska to visit relatives and are presently at the U. L. Marsden home. Mrs. Alice Crose is having some dental work done in Burlington. The Holy Choirsters of Lomax will be here Friday evening. Mr. Phillip Graham has moved his family to the Dannenberg farm north of Carman; Mrs. Graham still remains quite poorly.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: Fred Meizner and wife are visiting in Enid, Okla. Quite a number went to the Grady Cantrell afternoon Sunday service at Stronghurst. The threshing is being done rapidly and will soon be over if the rains holds up awhile. Hans Boe had his sale of household goods; he and his family will leave for Chicago. The fresh air kiddies will leave for their homes in Chicago unless different arrangements are made. Mrs. Ward Gittings and two children spent the week at the Lewis Eckhardt home. The remodeling of the school building is well under way and will soon be completed. F. A. Magers is in charge. The Lomax Lumber Co. received a car of Franklin County coal for threshing work. The Prairie Pipe Line and the high tension transmission company were both doing construction work in the neighborhood.